Portable Planetarium

Portable Planetarium Images

The Portable Planetarium is an exciting part of the Museum's science outreach that provides an inspirational way of presenting astronomy in an immersive environment. 

What We Offer

The Museum strives to create an educational and entertaining experience that serves to invigorate an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is accomplished by displaying full dome content, including the of the wonders of the night sky, nebulae, galaxies, the solar system, and beyond. It is the Museum's style to keep presentations live and interactive throughout the show. 

The Concepts

Keeping Florida Standards in mind, the Museum's Portable Planetarium shows can be adapted for an audience of any age. Our presenters can explore concepts such as:

  • The Night Sky
  • Constellations
  • Rotation
  • Revolution
  • Moon Phases
  • Gravity
  • The Solar System
  • Space Exploration
  • And Much More!


The TechnologyPortable Planetarium

Inflatable Dome: Digitalis Dome with StayFLATE™ technology, 6m/20ft diameter, 0.3m/12ft height
Projection: Digitarium® Theta 2
Capacity: 40 children maximum
Software: Nightshade G3


Venue Requirements

In order to set up and utilize the Portable Planetarium to its fullest extent, the Museum requires an indoor space of at least 30 x 30 ft. with a ceiling height that reaches 12 ft. tall. Reliable wall outlets will be needed for the equipment that will be running inside and outside of the dome. The normal setup is completed in about 45 minutes with breakdown only taking 20 minutes. 


For more information, please contact MOAS Curator of Science, Seth Mayo at 386-255-0285 ext. 337 or by emailing 

2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.